It Keeps Happening

  "So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead" (1 Kings 16:28). It keeps happening. Has anyone ever heard of an exception to the rule that the older generation is replaced by the younger one? We live and then die. But it seems some people live as if they think they just might become the first exception to that rule. They do not seem to care enough to make any preparation for what follows death. Whether they realize it or not, nothing is more important.

  Possibly some are so afraid of what follows that they think if they don't think about it there is a chance it will just go away. But this is folly! Just because we may not believe in the next life, and therefore make no preparation for it, does not change the truth about it. It makes you wonder why some people can think they are so smart in many matters but act so deranged regarding this one. But as we think of others we might consider how we live and ask if we are doing what we must to be ready for that day when we die. It keeps happening, doesn't it?